The Knights lost no admirers as the Bulldogs got an early taste of the intensity of finals football in a hard-fought 20-18 clash on Newcastle's Old Boys Day.
The Bulldogs have held on to a 20-18 win over the Newcastle Knights despite losing halfback Trent Hodkinson midway through the first half with a suspected wrist
Under interim coach Danny Buderus, Newcastle have won back-to-back games for the first time since March.
The Newcastle Knights is pleased to announce the contract extensions of Danny Levi and Jack Cogger, both until the end of season 2018.
When Knights captain Kurt Gidley announced he would end his career playing for Warrington, his teammates knew he had selflessly ensured the future of the club.
Before Newcastle's game against Melbourne last Monday, this game was expected to go one way – an easy victory to the Bulldogs - but now it's game on.
Andrew Voss gives his views on the changing permutations at the top and bottom of the NRL ladder, and asks if Danny Buderus should be Newcastle coach.
The Dragons' key man, the Bulldogs unearth a gem, injuries hamper the run home for title favourites, and things get interesting at the foot of the ladder.
Kurt Gidley will not have too many fond memories of his final NRL season but Monday night's win over Melbourne will stay in the veteran's mind forever.
What we learned from Newcastle's shock win over the Melbourne Storm in Melbourne on Monday night.